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Lagos: Flood Hits Lekki, Victoria Island, Others

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By: Olajide Toriola

The recent heavy downpour has caused flood to hit some communities in Lagos State.

On this effect, the state government has however urged the residents to be conscious of the roads and keep their environment clean in this raining season for water to flow.

With Lekki being one of the worst hit by flood, residents lamented that the deluge is so massive that they are unable to leave their homes.

Other places affected by the flood include Victoria Island, Victoria Garden City and Ajah; all in Lagos State.

Reacting to the development, the Lagos State Government reiterated its call for residents to observe extreme caution on the roads as torrential rain persists across the state.

The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said heavy downpour is expected for a few more weeks and warned residents to desist from dumping refuse on water channels.

Mr Ayorinde urged residents to stay indoors, either at home or in their places of work whenever there is a heavy downpour, except when the need to commute becomes necessary.

In another development, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, advised road users in the state to avoid the use of the Ahmadu Bello Way on Victoria Island for some time.

He asked commuters to use alternate routes until the flooded Ahmadu Bello Way has been freed of the heavy rain waters.

Speaking in an interview with Channels Television on Saturday, the Police Commissioner said efforts are ongoing to drain the water out of the road.

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